Admission Related Appeals

Provisional admission decisions are based on an evaluation of the self-reported data submitted on the application and information provided on transcripts. Appeals may also be considered for missed-deadline considerations. Below is information and steps in submitting an appeal:

Appeal Process

You may be able to appeal your admission decision if you were not offered admission such as:

  • Not meeting CSU eligibility as an incoming Freshman or Transfer
  • Missing deadlines for applying or submitting required information (transcripts, test scores, etc.)
  • Reconsideration of an admission decision 

All requests must include documentation related to the extraordinary circumstances you wish to be considered for the appeal.

Applicants not submitting an application within the deadline may be considered under an appeal. Follow the instructions on the form for consideration.

Submitting Your Appeal:

•  A limit of one appeal per application term. Decisions rendered are final.
•  Must be received no later than 15 days from date of Admissions decision notification.
•  Appeal packets should include:

  • Letter of Appeal (PDF Form)
  • Explanation
  • Documentation to support your appeal (e.g., transcripts, SAT/ACT scores, proof of mailing/submission of requested information, etc.)

•  Submit the appeal packet in person or by mail to (faxes and email appeals will not be accepted):

Office of Admissions and Records, SA 47
California State University, Bakersfield
Attn: Admissions Appeals
9001 Stockdale Highway
Bakersfield, CA 93311

Students submitting appeals will be notified of the final appeal decision via mail or e-mail within 3-4 weeks from the date the appeal was received. 

In preparing your appeal, please understand the following:

•  Letters of recommendation will not be considered
•  Appeal letters must be submitted by the applicant only
•  Appeal letters written by anyone other than the applicant will not be considered

Office of Admissions and Records

Student Services Building, 47SA
9001 Stockdale Highway
Bakersfield, CA 93311-1022

Phone: (661) 654-3036
Fax: (661) 654-3389

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